James Yap hits 10,000 career points

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Maliksi understands Gilas cut: ‘Maybe next time I’ll get in’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJames Yap was left wide open from the left corner and the rest was history.Yap put his name in the record books on Saturday, cementing his status as one of the PBA’s best scorers after being just the 14th local player in league history to reach 10,000 career points.ADVERTISEMENT The 35-year-old Yap is the first player to achieve the feat since Jerry Codiñera back in 2001.“I never really imagined myself getting all these awards,” said the Rain or Shine swingman, whose historic night was ruined after Meralco came away with an 89-73 win at Ynares Center here, in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The charismatic Yap, who owns one of the prettiest shooting forms the league has ever seen, made his monumental shot with 49.3 seconds left in the third quarter.James Yap 10,000 career points. #PBA2017 pic.twitter.com/YeEB7dwfH1— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 29, 2017He was awarded with the game ball by commissioner Chito Narvasa at center court before the start of the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “I just want to thank everyone who supported me especially to my fans,” he said. “It’s been 16 years since this happened. I was still in college then and I feel so blessed right now.”Yap, who is in his first season with Rain or Shine after spending his first 12 seasons with the Purefoods franchise, joined an elite company led by the likes of legends Robert Jaworski, Philip Cezar, Ramon Fernandez, Abet Guidaben, Atoy Co and Bogs Adornado.Greats Francis Arnaiz, Allan Caidic, Benjie Paras, Jojo Lastimosa and Nelson Asaytono are also part of the club.Co was the first player to amass 10,000 while Alvin Patrimonio was the fastest player to do it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View commentslast_img read more

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Also-ran Mapua snaps 11-game skid, eliminates St. Benilde

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMapua finally snapped an 11-game losing skid and eliminated St. Benilde from the Final Four race with a 79-69 win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Laurenz Victoria and Denniel Aguirre teamed up for the Cardinals’ 14-1 finishing salvo, holding the Blazers scoreless in the final 3:23.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s been a long time,” quipped coach Atoy Co as he entered the press room for the first time this season.“I made a good decision today and I just stayed to the six players who are playing, and luckily, they were able to produce.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogVictoria uncorked seven of his 19 points in the payoff period, to go with seven assists, and four rebounds, while Aguirre added 15 markers, eight of which coming in the fourth frame, on top of nine boards and two dimes as Mapua finally tasted a victory for the first time since beating Letran, 78-75, last July 11.JP Nieles, Cedric Pelayo, and Leo Gabo all had 11 points apiece, while Christian Buñag collared 16 rebounds to go with his six markers in the victory. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Woods back on the course in a cart, uncertain about future Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Already out of the playoff race, the Cardinals (2-12) also sent the Blazers (3-11) to an early vacation with still four games left in their schedule.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde with 18 points and nine rebounds, while rookie Unique Naboa got 12 markers and three boards in the loss.The Scores:MAPUA 79 – Victoria 19, Aguirre 15, Gabo 11, Nieles 11, Pelayo 11, Buñag 6, Estrella 3, Orquina 2, Raflores 1.ST. BENILDE 69 – Leutcheu 18, Naboa 12, San Juan 11, Domingo 6, Dixon 5, Belgica 4, Johnson 4, Pili 3, Castor 2, Sta. Maria 2, Mercado 2.Quarters: 20-17, 37-42, 53-55, 79-69.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Cliff Hodge return a shot in the arm for Meralco

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It was an all-around effort from Hodge, doing a little bit of everything in just 19 minutes of play despite still not being 100 percent healthy yet.“I’m pretty tired, but I’m happy that we got the win so that’s all that matters,” he said after helping Meralco get back on the winning track with a 105-76 rout of Kia.“Yeah, I’m really out of shape. I haven’t played basketball in about three months and I’ve only practiced in like two days,” added Hodge, who went under the knife to remove bone spurs in his ankles. “I just need to get back in shape. Actually, my ankle still hurt so I’m just playing through that until it gets better.”Hodge was supposed to be out for at least two more weeks, but with Meralco struggling he knew he would be of great help to his team especially with Ranidel de Ocampo still out with a calf injury.“I know that we needed some wins so I said if I can go up and down [even if] I’m not 100 percent but I mean, I can go out there on defense. I just decided to come back and try and do whatever I can for my team.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco’s Cliff Hodge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCliff Hodge reminded the Meralco Bolts what they had been missing in their first four games.Hodge made his season debut on Wednesday and he returned at the best possible time with the Bolts on a three-game skid coming into the game.ADVERTISEMENT Alex Cabagnot sidelined with foot injury, no surgery needed Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Nobody’s happier than me to see him (Hodge) back. I mentioned earlier about the lack of effort against TNT and we seemed to have a low energy level against TNT,” Meralco head coach Norman Black said.“We all know that’s [what] Cliff is [all] about. He’s about energy and effort and probably just his presence really helped us a great deal tonight because he does give a lot of effort out there, particularly on the defensive end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 29-year-old Hodge made immediate impact the moment he was fielded into the game at the 2:30 mark of the first quarter. He grabbed an offensive rebound just 36 seconds in that led to a basket by his teammate Bryan Faundo.Hodge finished with eight points on 4-of-4 shooting from the field with six rebounds, three assists and a steal. Four of his boards were offensive rebounds. View commentslast_img read more

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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 1

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award If Santiago scored upwards of 20 points against the Lady Falcons, she could’ve been at the top of the list but with her 16 points considered subpar to her standards she dropped to third.4. Toni Rose Basas (Far Eastern University, opposite hitter)Pons’ partner in crime makes an appearance on this list for one defining factor.Toni Rose Basas is clutch.She and Pons both had 14 points against Ateneo but Basas scored her last three points in the most crucial of times and in the uncommon of ways.With the fifth set tied at 9-9, Basas was tasked to get the ball over the net from the service line.Basas would not only serve the ball, but she scored three straight times with FEU not having to defend.Her three straight service aces decked out Ateneo in the unlikeliest of methods as the Lady Tamaraws eventually held on to win.5. Isa Molde (University of the Philippines, outside hitter) View comments Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Volleyball fever has finally struck and with three of the first four games ending in five sets, the mercury just went haywire.The eight teams of the UAAP all had their first taste of the competition and here are the best seven players from the first week of Season 80 volleyball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk1. Mary Joy Baron (De La Salle University, middle blocker) Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe OG stat sheet stuffer hasn’t lost a beat since filling up every conceivable numerical category back in Season 79.And Bernadeth Pons once again displayed her versatility in Far Eastern University’s season opener win against Ateneo, 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9.Her 14 total points comprised of 12 spikes and two blocks but it wasn’t just in the offensive side of things that Pons made an impact.The FEU captain had 13 excellent digs, the same as Ateneo’s libero Jenelle Lo, and 16 excellent receptions and that mark was four more than what Lo recorded.3. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Let’s head into the “if” part of this list.Back in Season 79, this list contained several “what ifs” and that won’t go anywhere this Season 80 as Jaja Santiago had the first “if” performance this year.Santiago had 16 points in National University’s victory over Adamson University, 25-15, 25-23, 16-25, 25-13, in what turned out to be the only match in the opening weekend that didn’t go to the fifth set.Now, Santiago is a consistent 20-point scorer and she did win the Best Attacker, Best Blocker, and Best Scorer awards in Season 79 and that is where the “if” suddenly gets its footing. Enter another clutch lady.University of the Philippines squandered a two-set advantage over Season 79 pawn University of the East in the two teams’ first match of 2018.The Lady Maroons were up two sets to nothing and just needed to close things out in the third set, but the final chapter just had to be written in the fifth and deciding period.UP could’ve ultimately lost its first game had it not for Molde’s heroic to lift the Lady Maroons 25-19, 25-13, 21-25, 16-25, 15-8.Molde first sent the ball down UE’s sideline to give UP the 13-8 lead in the fifth, and after Roselle Baliton hit net that put the Lady Maroons at match point, the former Rookie of the Year sent another one towards the Lady Warriors’ way to finish the deal.UP’s hitter finished with 20 points, two less than what captain Diana Carlos did, but Molde did show the guts in the end game.6. Dawn Macandili (De La Salle University, libero)The libero position was never considered the glamour spot in volleyball. Fajardo, Gilas brace for bigger, stronger Australian side OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases With all that diving and playing without having the opportunity to score, it’s a job that hardly draws attention.And yet Dawn Macandili showed that the defensive position is a post that turns coal to diamonds.Asia’s second best libero showed her worth for the Lady Spikers when she anchored the defense of the defending champions and cleaned up when her taller teammates found difficulty against the monstrosity that Baron described.Macandili, who stands at exactly five feet, recorded 19 excellent receptions 35 excellent digs as she dueled with the no.7 player on this list.7. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside hitter)She’s the monster that pushed La Salle to its limit.Cherry Rondina was hell bent on showing the entire UAAP community that she’s a force to be reckoned with and she will stop at nothing to prove her devotion to UST.The Golden Tigress scored 28 points, the most in the opening weekend of Season 80, as she continually punished La Salle despite UST losing the game in five sets.This offensive display left La Salle bamboozled and the team’s figureheads were in unison that Rondina has been unleashed. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “When the game was over I told her ‘you’re a monster,’” said La Salle’s Kianna Dy.“I think Rondina’s aggressiveness sometimes takes away our confidence when we prepare for a block,” said Baron.“Before there was [three-time MVP] Alyssa [Valdez], but now there’s Rondina. “We don’t have someone like Rondina, UST has, she will do whatever it takes to lift her team up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT She’s the defending MVP and she rightfully held fort for her queendom.Mary Joy Baron showed the poise in leading defending champion De La Salle over University of Santo Tomas in five sets, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-8.Baron’s name was in every scoring category for the Lady Spikers as her 19 total points composed of 12 spikes, five blocks, and two service aces.That quiet production perfectly exemplified her equally silent approach to UAAP royalty in Season 79.2. Bernadeth Pons (Far Eastern University, outside hitter)ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Public Policy Institution Launched

first_imgAn institution intended to accommodate experts to research, study and make sound public policies has been launched in Monrovia.The Center for Policy Studies (CERPS), as the nomenclature indicates, is a policy research institution independent of government, prepared to rigorously investigate policy issues critical to the development of the country and important to the West African region.Launched at the Corina Hotel on Thursday, January 22, with members of civil society, government, the business community and international partners in attendance, the primary purpose of CERPS is to identify and analyze the development situation of the country through research.CERPS works along with the global organization, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP).In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer, CERPS Director Dr. Byron Tarr emphasized that policy formulation and free thinking of people have been monopolized by the state.He said Government and policy formulators have failed to bring to the people public policies that will positively affect their lives.  Therefore, he said, it is about time to break the monopoly that the public sector has over the people.Dr. Tarr was quick to note that his group is not to serve as a critic of government or be an alternative government, but to independently work but in line with government in researching, studying and formulating policies that will positively impact the general public.Citing a reference on failed policy, Dr. Tarr noted that in 1974 what could be seen as the Open Door Policy of the Tubman administration was introduced, allowing foreigners to come to the country to exploit Liberia’s resources without the needed value return.He said as a result of the long existence of such policy in the Liberian economy, the country has suffered a setback in human and infrastructural development.Speaking at the launch of the institution, the president of the University of Liberia, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, defined Think tank as an organization that generates policy interest, analysis and facts about domestic issues.He acknowledged that Think Tanks results from society complexity due to social globalization, which (globalization) also comes from information communication technology.Dr. Dennis said unlike South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and some Sub-Saharan African countries that have higher standard of think tanks, Liberia is still at a low level.This means that there are not many institutions here involved in research and policy formulation that will help to bring up beneficial policies to the Liberian populace.Alluding to Dr. Tarr, Dr. Dennis indicated that CERPS is autonomous and independent of the formal structure of government; and that its goal is to facilitate research that results into an informed decision.Stressing further, the UL president said for policy making to positively impact the public, information about it should be reliable and accessible through media engagement.He said gone are the days when arrogant researchers made research and did not publish but expected it to be found, contrasting with today’s reality whereby the public is in high demand of thinkers who will draft policy to positively affect people’s needs.Meanwhile, CERPS which is a sub organization to follow Think Tank’s footstep in Liberia is compromised of members and staff with decades of research experience in several policy fields and expertise in Economics, Political Science, conflict, land issues and development.Its members have worked in government, with research organizations, academic institutions and civil society both nationally and internationally.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Uitvlugt man hacked to death

first_img…was wanted by Police for series of petty crimesResidents of Uitvlugt Access Road, West Coast Demerara, were shocked when they woke up on Sunday morning to find the lifeless body of 36-year-old Clinton Walks, called “Bongo”, lying in a pool of his own blood with several gashes about the body.The house in which the deceased livedAccording to a Police report, the body of Walks, of Lot 3 Bus Shed Street, Uitvlugt, was discovered around 07:00h on Sunday with chop wounds to his back, left ear and abdomen. The report added that the now deceased, after he was found guilty of break and enter and larceny, was given 18 months in jail in 2015, and was wanted in relation to similar crimes being committed in the village.The dead man’s sister, Junella Hall, told this publication that when she received the news of her brother’s death, she immediately rushed to the scene to identify him.“I get a call this morning and they say that them find Clinton in the back street and he get chop up. When I went, I see he lying down at the side of the road with he guts out,” Hall related.She added that the Police were summoned, and they conducted their investigation and informed her that should there be any developments, she would be contacted.Hall told Guyana Times that she last saw her brother alive on Saturday night cooking at his home. “We does live in the same yard and I see he in his house cooking last night and when I went to bed, he was still home in his house,” she added.The woman said her brother once worked as a cane harvester at the Uitvlugt Estate, but then he discovered drugs and quickly became an addict; that was when his life fell apart. She said she tried to talk to him several times to change his ways, but he would never listen.“He does live alone and when he smoke up, he was a different person; he used to cuss up and get on (bad) and we does talk to him and try to get he to change, but he doesn’t listen to anybody. The drugs get he so bad that he left his work at the estate and start doing all kinds of work for people in the village,” she said.Hall related that her brother was in constant trouble with the law, since he would sometimes steal to feed his addiction. However, she believes he may have been murdered, because he witnessed a crime and gave evidence to the Police.“There was a break-in by a house in the other street, and he see and he tell the Police what he see, so they call he in court as an eyewitness and the matter is still in court, that is the only reason I think somebody might want to kill he,” she opined.When this publication visited the scene, residents around the area expressed their shock and noted that this was the first time someone was discovered murdered in the area. They said Walks was known to the community and there were mixed reactions to the type of person he was. However, he was described as a pleasant person when he was sober and someone not to be messed with when he was either intoxicated or high from drugs.The residents said he would be in the area doing odd jobs such as clearing the drains, cutting trees, fetching sand and sometimes masonry work and, as such, they were shocked when they woke up and saw him murdered.Walks is the youngest of seven siblings and was never married. His body is being stored at the Ezekiel Funeral Home in Best Village awaiting a post-mortem examination scheduled for today. The Police investigation is ongoing and residents were questioned, but no arrests were made up to press time.last_img read more

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Arsenal forward Campbell relishing loan spell at Villarreal

first_img1 Joel Campbell Arsenal forward Joel Campbell believes his loan move to Villarreal will give him the perfect opportunity to showcase his talents.The Costa Rica international is to join the La Liga for the rest of the season as part of a deal which will see centre-back Gabriel Paulista move to the Gunners for £11million.Campbell has made just 10 appearances for the Gunners this season and the 22-year-old believes his loan move to La Liga will give him the chance to develop his talents.“Playing at Villarreal for the rest of the season means a lot to me, I’m very happy for this opportunity,” Campbell told his official website.“It will be a pleasure for me to play at Villarreal, a great team well placed in the league table. They have a style of play that will suit me well.”last_img read more

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Uganda Cranes boycott AFCON training over unpaid allowances

first_img0Shares0000Uganda Cranes boycott AFCON training over unpaid allowancesCAIRO, Egypt, Jul 3 – Uganda Cranes players staged a protest and refused to attend their training on Tuesday night in Cairo over a pay dispute.The players refused to train accusing the Ugandan Football Association of dishonesty as far as paying their camp and winning allowances was concerned. Cases of teams protesting over non-payment of allowances have been common at this year’s AFCON with Nigeria and Zimbabwe players having also staged protests before.-Developing story-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Newcastle transfer blow! Magpies target has ‘no intension of leaving Napoli’, insists agent

first_img1 Newcastle have been dealt a transfer blow after the agent of January target Kalidou Koulibaly revealed his client has no intention of leaving Napoli.Newcastle have been strongly linked with the towering Senegalese centre-back, who arrived in Naples from Genk last year.The 24-year-old has impressed over his first 40 Serie A outings and talk has already turned to an improved contract at the club.But it has been reported that the Toon Army were ready to test Napoli’s resolve to keep him by making a move for his services when the transfer window opens.But now Bruno Satin has told the north east giants to look elsewhere with Koulibaly keen to stay at Napoli for now.Satin told Tutto Napoli: “Napoli has always been the first choice of Kalidou. He wants to stay to reach great levels in Naples, and wanted to prove to coach  to earn a starting role.“We are not concerned about his contract. He is doing well in the field, and he is happy and motivated.” Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly last_img read more

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Championship round-up: Burnley go top thanks to Andre Gray double

first_imgBurnley moved to the top of the Championship table as they came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Bolton Wanderers.Liam Feeney put the Trotters ahead after 69 minutes as they thought they were going to snatch a win against the Clarets but Andre Gray scored a brace in the last 16 minutes to fire Sean Dyche’s side to the summit.Meanwhile, Middlesbrough moved up to second, ahead of Hull City, thanks to a 2-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.A back post header from Albert Adomah got the visitors off to a good start after just three minutes and Grant Leadbitter’s penalty doubled their lead on the 20-minute mark.Richard Stearman was sent off late on for the Cottagers but the scoreline remained the same.Bristol City bounced back from a midweek hammering at the hands of Brighton as they beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground.Jonathan Kodjia’s strike four minutes before the break levelled for the Robins after Ben Osborn’s shot home after half an hour and Aden Flint headed home to hand them three vital points in their quest to avoid relegation.Cardiff City earned themselves a simple win 2-1 over Preston North End as they push for a play-off spot.Two penalties from Anthony Pilkington – one in each half – was all it took as they jumped to seventh, three points behind Sheffield Wednesday, even though Callum Robinson got a late consolation goal for Preston.Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo scored a hat-trick for Charlton but it wasn’t enough to save them from a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Reading.The two sides trades goals early on with Yann Kermogant and Sanogo both scoring and, nine minutes before the break, the former notched another for the Royals to make it 2-1 at the Valley.The Frenchman played a part in Reading’s third too as he laid the ball on for Ola John to smash home before Sanogo struck again to make the scoreline 3-2.But, just when the Arsenal striker thought he’d got the Addicks a point, Latvian striker Deniss Rakels rammed in a winner.Blackburn claimed a vital win as they look to avoid relegation to League One, beating fellow strugglers MK Dons 3-2.Ex-Aston Villa youngster Samir Carruthers’ first goal of the season put the Dons ahead at Ewood Park but loan star Jordi Gomez got Rovers’ equaliser in the second period.Elliott Bennet half-volleyed in a second for Paul Lambert’s side before Alex Revell slotted home another equaliser, but three minutes into added time Gomez grabbed his second and an all-important winner.Ipswich’s play-off hopes have been boosted as they grabbed a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.The Tractor Boys took the lead through Ben Pringle and the Terriers were unable to get anything back as they look over their shoulders at the relegation zone from 16th spot.Rotherham moved to within three points of safety as they beat Brentford 2-1 on home soil.Matt Derbyshire got the struggling hosts ahead after 29 minutes but Alan Judge struck just before half-time as he slotted home the rebound from his saved penalty.The Millers, though, took home all three points at the final whistle as substitute Danny Ward struck low into the back of the net with 19 minutes remaining.Elsewhere, Queens Park Rangers beat Birmingham City 2-0 thanks to Tjaronn Chery and a Junior Hoilett penalty.Championship resultsBlackburn 3-2 Milton Keynes DonsBolton 1-2 BurnleyCardiff 2-1 PrestonCharlton 3-4 ReadingFulham 0-2 MiddlesbroughHuddersfield 0-1 IpswichNottingham Forest 1-2 Bristol CityQueens Park Rangers 2-0 BirminghamRotherham 2-1 Brentford 1 Burnley striker Andre Gray in action last_img read more

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